Events: February 2012

From YouTube star / artist Hennesy Youngman giving a talk to Jesse Louttit’s amazing project – No Roads, I’m really excited for several events in the coming month! I’m also trying to plan a trip to Montreal to see some of Taryn Simon’s work in person at DHC/ART. It’ll be a busy month, can’t wait!

Hennesy Youngman (Jayson Musson)

Hennesy Youngman

Date: Jan 31 – 7 p.m.
Location: The Drake Hotel, Underground (1150 Queen Street W, Toronto)
Cover: $8 ($5 for students)
Description: “C Magazine and Mercer Union present an artist talk with New York-based artist Jayson Musson (aka Hennessy Youngman). Tonight he’ll discuss why he started the popular video series, Art Thoughtz and he’ll debut a new episode”.
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Nostalgia for the Present

Nostalgia for the Present

Date: Feb 2 – 11 (Opening: Feb 2, 7-11pm)
Location: Forgetus Collective (163 Sterling Road, Unit 29, Toronto)
Description: “A Collection of snapshot images, Polaroids, video, projection and printed matter from over 50 Artists from around the world. Curated by Andrea Leigh Pelletier and Kelsey Stasiak.”
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No Roads (Jesse Louttit)

No Roads - Jesse Louttit

Date: Jan 28 – Apr 15 (Opening: Jan 27, 6-10pm)
Location: Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W, Toronto)
Description: “Jesse Louttit’s street views of Moosonee and Moose Factory explore this historic gateway to the north, which is still not accessible by roads.”
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Spectral Landscape

Spectral Landscape

Artists: Peter Doig, Tim Gardner, Sarah Anne Johnson
Date: Feb 4 – Apr 1 (Opening: Feb 4, 2-5pm)
Location: MoCCA (952 Queen Street W, Toronto)
Description: “The expression “losing yourself in the wilderness” takes on new meaning in works by Peter Doig, Sarah Anne Johnson, and Tim Gardner. Here ambiguous, hallucinatory vistas collide with sublime, pastoral scenes and the idea of the ruggedness of the hinterland clashes with its ultimate fragility.”
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Intimate Gestures

Intimate Gestures

Date: Feb 11, 8pm
Location: Studio 404 (263 Adelaide Street West, #407, Toronto)
Description: “Intimate Gestures is a group art exhibition made up of a collection of photographs, films, illustrations, poems and installations that address a plethora of issues faced by the lover or the loved. The turbulence of desire, of distress, and of excess.”
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Bonus Montreal Show: Chronicles of a Disappearance

Chronicles of a Disappearance

Artists: Taryn Simon, Philippe Parreno, Teresa Margolles, Omer Fast, and José Toirac
Date: Jan 19 – May 13
Location: DHC/ART (451 St-Jean Street, Montreal)
Description: ” The exhibition explores different notions of disappearance articulated across the personal, social and political realms. All the works stage and conceptualize mourning, absence and loss, offering rich associative histories while also uncovering the hidden and inaccessible – or that which is made to disappear from view.”
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If there is a show you’re looking forward to please post it in the comments!